Verstappen is on the longest winning streak of his career, Hamilton becomes the 30th driver to lead at Zandvoort and Vettel does something no one has managed since 1977. Here’s a statistic from each driver’s 2022 Dutch Grand Prix weekend!
🇳🇱 Max Verstappen
For the second year in succession, Max Verstappen took pole position and won home Grand Prix. Verstappen recorded the 17th pole position of his career, equalling Jackie Stewart for 19th in the all-time list of most pole positions. On Sunday, he became the eighth driver to reach 30 Grand Prix victories. Verstappen became the 18th driver to have taken multiple wins on home soil. In total, this was the 88th time that a driver has won a round of the World Championship in their home country.
Verstappen became the sixth driver to take back-to-back poles at the Dutch Grand Prix and the fifth to take consecutive wins at Zandvoort. This was Verstappen’s fourth consecutive win; the longest victory streak of his career to date. Verstappen is the 15th driver to have won four Grands Prix in a row.
This was Verstappen’s tenth victory of 2022, equalling his personal best for most races won in a single season. He also won ten races in 2021. In total, this was the 12th time that a driver has won ten or more Grands Prix in a single season. Thanks to F1’s changing points system, Verstappen has now scored more points at Zandvoort in two appearances than any other driver in the Dutch Grand Prix’s 32-race history.
🇲🇽 Sergio Perez
Sergio Perez started and finished fifth in the Dutch Grand Prix. Having also started where he finished at the previous race, this was the first time in his career that Perez has finished where he started at two successive Grands Prix.
🇬🇧 Lewis Hamilton
Qualifying fourth, Lewis Hamilton equalled his best qualifying result of the season to date. He also qualified fourth at the Canadian and French Grands Prix. Leading 14 laps of the race, Hamilton became the 30th driver to have led a lap at the Dutch Grand Prix in its World Championship history.
🇬🇧 George Russell
Finishing as runner-up, George Russell equalled the best result of his career to date. This was the first time that Russell has raced to second place. He last finished as runner-up at the 2021 Belgian Grand Prix, in which no racing action took place.
🇲🇨 Charles Leclerc
Charles Leclerc made his 74th start with Ferrari at the 2022 Dutch Grand Prix, putting him into the top ten of most starts made with the Scuderia, overtaking Clay Regazzoni. In the race, Leclerc returned to the podium for the first time since his Austrian Grand Prix win in July. This is only the second time he has finished on the podium in the last 10 races.
🇪🇸 Carlos Sainz
With a five second time penalty applied for an unsafe release from his pit box, Carlos Sainz finished the Dutch Grand Prix in eighth place. It was the first time he finished outside of the top five in a race which he has completed since the 2021 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, in which he also finished eighth.
🇦🇺 Daniel Ricciardo
Daniel Ricciardo recorded his, and McLaren’s, third Q1 elimination of the 2022 season at the Dutch Grand Prix. He finished the race in 17th, his worst race result since finishing 18th at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.
🇬🇧 Lando Norris
Lando Norris reached Q3 for the fourth race in a row, making it his longest Q3 streak of the season to date. For the fourth time in the last five races, Norris finished the Grand Prix in seventh place.
🇪🇸 Fernando Alonso
Fernando Alonso continued his points-scoring streak, making this the eighth time in his career that the Spaniard has scored at ten or more successive races. This was the 278th time that Alonso has crossed the finish line in his Formula 1 career, equalling Kimi Raikkonen at the top of the list of most Grand Prix finishes in F1 history.
🇫🇷 Esteban Ocon
Alpine recorded an identical result in the 2022 Dutch Grand Prix to their result in the 2021 Dutch Grand Prix, with Fernando Alonso sixth and Esteban Ocon ninth. This was the fifth consecutive race at which both Alpine drivers have scored. It was the first time that both of the Enstone-based team’s cars have scored at five races in a row since their last title winning year. Alonso and Giancarlo Fisichella scored at all 11 races between the 2006 Malaysian and German Grands Prix, when the team was under its Renault guise.
🇫🇷 Pierre Gasly
On the weekend that he equalled Daniil Kvyat as the driver to have made the most starts with the Red Bull junior team, Pierre Gasly qualified in 11th place and failed to reach Q3 for the seventh race in a row. It is now the longest streak without a Q3 appearance in the Frenchman’s career. With Lance Stroll making it into Q3, Pierre Gasly and Sebastian Vettel are now the drivers to have gone longest without a top ten qualification. The duo last reached Q3 at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix. Gasly finished outside of the points in 11th place. It marked the sixth time he failed to score in the last seven races.
🇯🇵 Yuki Tsunoda
Yuki Tsunoda was the first driver to retire from the Dutch Grand Prix. He failed to cross the finish line for the fourth time in 2022. Tsunoda is the only driver to have retired from both of the last two Zandvoort races.
🇩🇪 Sebastian Vettel
Sebastian Vettel qualified on the back row for the second time in the last five races. Prior to the 2022 Austrian Grand Prix, Vettel had qualified on the back row twice in his previous 117 qualifying appearances. Vettel is the only driver to record a Q1 exit at both the 2021 and 2022 Dutch Grands Prix. On Sunday, Vettel became the first driver to finish the Dutch Grand Prix having started 19th on the grid since Hans-Joachim Stuck in 1977.
🇨🇦 Lance Stroll
Lance Stroll reached Q3 for the second time this season. He last reached Q3 at the Miami Grand Prix. Mechanical issues prevented him from setting a lap time in the final stage of qualifying, meaning he is yet to qualify above tenth place in 2022. He’s also yet to finish a race in a better position than tenth. The Dutch Grand Prix marked his fifth points scoring appearance of the season, all of which have been tenth place finishes.
🇹🇭 Alex Albon
Alex Albon was eliminated in Q2. With Nicholas Latifi out in Q1, Williams are the only team who did not qualify in the top ten at either the 2021 or 2022 Dutch Grands Prix.
🇨🇦 Nicholas Latifi
After qualifying last for the third time in the last four races, Nicholas Latifi finished in 18th place for a third consecutive race. Latifi is one of only three drivers to have gained positions from where he started in both the 2021 and 2022 Dutch Grands Prix. Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel are the other drivers to have gained places in both races.
🇫🇮 Valtteri Bottas
Valtteri Bottas was eliminated in Q1 for the second race in succession. It marked the first time since the 2013 Belgian and Italian Grands Prix that Bottas has recorded Q1 exits at consecutive races. This was Bottas’ 12th Q1 exit in his 194 qualifying appearances. Bottas was the second and final driver to retire from the Dutch Grand Prix. This was the third consecutive race from which the Finn has retired. It is the first time in his career that Bottas has failed to finish three successive races.
🇨🇳 Zhou Guanyu
Zhou Guanyu was one of three drivers to compete at Zandvoort in F1 machinery for the first time in 2022, along with Alex Albon and Kevin Magnussen. The trio’s presence on the grid took the total number of drivers to have started the Dutch Grand Prix in World Championship history to 204. This was Zhou’s first appearance at the track since racing in the 2018 FIA Formula 3 European Championship. Zhou qualified in 14th place for the Dutch Grand Prix and came home 16th.
🇩🇪 Mick Schumacher
Along with Carlos Sainz, Mick Schumacher is one of only two drivers to have finished in a worse position than where he started at each of the last two Zandvoort races. Both drivers lost five positions from their starting places in the 2022 Dutch Grand Prix.
🇩🇰 Kevin Magnussen
Kevin Magnussen equalled his worst qualifying result of the season to date. This was the second consecutive weekend at which Magnussen has qualified 18th. Magnussen finished on the lead lap of the race, making this the first time since the British Grand Prix that the Haas driver has completed every lap.